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Metro-checking

Warning: Too much hockey viewing may lead to violent outbursts.
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By DAVID KISH  |  January 25, 2013
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Review: Head Games

Legendary documentarian Steve James ( Hoop Dreams ) again turns his camera on the dark side of America's obsession with sports, this time looking at the rash of suicides and dementia linked to concussions.

By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  October 05, 2012

Same Old, Same Old

Phillipe and Jorge have raged about this problem for decades, but now it is just getting depressing.
Business as usual on Smith Hill; games people play; Mick at Chelo's?!
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 21, 2012
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Riding the wind with New England's gliding guru

Jeffrey Bernard has been jumping off mountains and soaring wingtip-to-wingtip with eagles, hawks, and falcons for longer than many of you have been alive.
Hang man
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  July 27, 2012
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Rhode Island surf culture: punk rock, gangbangers, and the search for the ultimate wave

Surfing has been a Rhode Island fixture for decades now. But wander north of Second Beach and terms like "point break" and "south swell" fall out of the vernacular pretty quickly.
Wet and wild
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 06, 2012
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Hey cranks, peep what the ballists are playing!

With the Boston Red Sox sitting in fourth place and virtually all their players struggling or injured, it really couldn't be a finer time for baseball fans to rediscover what we actually love about the sport.
Return to Tradition
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  June 29, 2012


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Dumb sports bets

The Bruins have been on vacation for a month, the NBA Finals have started without us, the Sox are playing .500 ball, and the Patriots aren't even in pads yet.
Let's make it interesting  
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 15, 2012
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Finality

Every June, students wrestle with finals, before either graduating or going off to their summer jobs, waitressing in places that specialize in fried full-belly clams.
Balls, Pucks, & Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  June 15, 2012
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Positive change, at last

Even when the Sanford School Committee gets it right, its members manage to be wrong.
Balls, Pucks & Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  May 18, 2012

We voted!; the old ball game; hear them roar

Like all good Vo Dilunduhs, Phillipe and Jorge used our unaffiliated voter status to become "Republicans for a day," cast our ballots in the GOP primary, and then switch back to being independents immediately afterward.
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By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 27, 2012
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Kastaways and cut-ups

Watching the Kastaways practice, it quickly becomes clear that this band is all about the Clam. Sir Nigel the Rat might be the frontman and attention hog. Herman might be the lead-singer and actual hog. Spike Porcupine and Pete Puffin might even provide
Safe at home with Maine's first all-mascot band
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 20, 2012


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Photos: The Kastaways, Maine’s first all-mascot band

April 14, 2012
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By JUSTIN LUMIERE  |  April 20, 2012
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With the 2012 baseball season upon us, we ask the experts if size really does matter

In Major League Baseball, where big-market teams have won eight out of the past 10 World Series, your payroll often determines how far into October you'll be playing.
Market factors
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  March 30, 2012

Hater-Ade pub crawl

The plan was simple: pub crawling, drinking beer, and watching March Madness basketball games with friends.
Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  March 23, 2012
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Yoda is in the building

First, the numbers: the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference grew 50 percent from 2011 to 2012, and has now grown 1300 percent from its inception, in 2007, as a roomful of MIT math nerds, to last weekend's 2200-strong blowout at the Hynes Convention Ce
A completely unanalytic guide to the most important sports analytics conference on Earth
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  March 09, 2012
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RISD’s hockey team turns the dick joke into high art — OK, low art

The third period has just begun and the Nads, the Rhode Island School of Design's club hockey team, is losing 2-0 to a squad from Emerson College.
Go Nads!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 17, 2012


Black Bears at Fenway

I had my doubts about Frozen Fenway, the 16-day-long "ice event" held at the venerable old ballpark, starting on New Year's Day.
Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  January 27, 2012
False Joe Paterno Death Report Relied on Faulty Sourcing

False Joe Paterno Death Report Relied on Faulty Sourcing


Source: Flickr via WikipediaThe Onward State tweet that erroneously reported Joe Paterno's death Saturday night and led to an avalanche of false reports in other...
By Pro Publica  |  January 23, 2012
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Open your mind

I simply love bass — there is nothing wrong with that.
Letters to the Boston Phoenix editors, January 13, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 13, 2012
Rick Perry is the Houston Texans, and how the rest of the GOP presidential field measures up to the NFL playoffs

Rick Perry is the Houston Texans, and how the rest of the GOP presidential field measures up to the NFL playoffs


Sports radio guy and notorious pants salesman DAMON AMENDOLARA breaks it down: RICK PERRY is the Houston Texans: meaning he has no chance. NEWT GINGRICH?...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 11, 2012
Because Hollywood Says So: ESPN Sportsguy Bill Simmons explains why next week's Patriots v. Tebow rematch was inevitable

Because Hollywood Says So: ESPN Sportsguy Bill Simmons explains why next week's Patriots v. Tebow rematch was inevitable


We're still trying to figure out what awful thing the good people of western Pennsylvania did to deserve God's wrath, in the form of yet...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 09, 2012


The year ahead in sports

The year ahead in sports

It seemed for every hail Mary, walk-off homer, and buzzer beater in 2011, the sports pages had a story on work stoppages, performance-enhancing drugs, or mind-boggling college-conference realignments.
Looking forward to more scoring and less scandal
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  December 30, 2011

Small potatoes

There are too many ridiculous college football bowl games to really care about unless your alma mater plays in one.
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By RICK WORMWOOD  |  December 30, 2011

The Asian Dubya

Well, you can bet they're sleeping with one eye open in South Korea these days, now that the recently deceased porn fan and Oriental Fatty Arbuckle impersonator Kim Jong Il appears to have passed his role as Great Oppressor to the Great Successor, his so
Let’s hear it for the boy; Gina hits Fountain Street; hometown rockers
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 23, 2011
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Have Bill Simmons and Grantland made it cool for geeks to like sports?

"The paper quickly began its operations, grabbing all of the talent money could buy."
Game changer
By MATT PARISH  |  December 16, 2011
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Money Talks and Fans Walk

This article was originally published in the September 29, 1995 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Salaries, strikes, and TV have changed everything about baseball since 1975
By BILL SIMMONS  |  December 16, 2011


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The Curse of Len Bias

This article was originally published in the December 1, 1995 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The curious decline of a team that had it all
By BILL SIMMONS  |  December 16, 2011
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Ten Great Moments In Red Sox Playoffs

This story was originally published in the September 25, 1995, issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The good, the bad, the ugly — we've seen it all
By BILL SIMMONS  |  December 09, 2011

Shopping, simplified

With the holidays, and their attendant sturm und drang , upon us again, I was thinking about sports news in the context of Thanksgiving.
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By RICK WORMWOOD  |  December 02, 2011
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From the ''Sporting Eye'' Archives

"1973 World Series: You Gotta Believe," "Super Bowl VIII: Bud Grant as Capt. Queeg," and more
From the Phoenix's George Kimball archives
By GEORGE KIMBALL  |  November 18, 2011